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Truly Devious

(2018)
(The first book in the Truly Devious series)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times best-selling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart.

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early 20th century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. "A place", he said, "where learning is a game."

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym "Truly, Devious". It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder.

The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intricately plotted. Compulsively readable." - John M Green


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Used availability for Maureen Johnson's Truly Devious

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-233805-6 / 978-0-06-233805-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 0-06-233806-4 / 978-0-06-233806-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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Audio Editions

January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery (Truly Devious series, Book 1)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-5385-0125-2 / 978-1-5385-0125-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Truly Devious: Library Edition
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-5385-0123-6 / 978-1-5385-0123-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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January 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery (Truly Devious series, Book 1)
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
ISBN: 1-5385-0124-4 / 978-1-5385-0124-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Truly Devious: A Mystery
Author(s): Maureen Johnson
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU